Passengers’ Terror As US Plane Engine Falls Apart Mid-Air

A picture of the damaged engine from inside the plane Pic: Jeremy Martin

A passenger of a US flight looked out of the window to find that large parts of the plane’s engine had fallen off.

The photo was taken by Jeremy Martin, a lawyer from Ohio, on board Southwest flight 3472 from New Orleans to Orlando.

Passengers were required to wear oxygen masks when the plane descended. Pic: @smillerddd3

Passengers were required to wear oxygen masks during the diversion. Pic: @smillerddd3

The plane’s captain made the decision to divert the flight to Pensacola, where it landed without injury to the 99 passengers and five crew.

A spokesman for Southwest said the flight had experienced a “mechanical issue with the number one engine”.

The airline added that the plane remains out of service and it was working to get passengers to their destinations as soon as possible.

A great job today by our professional @SouthwestAir pilots! The best safety device is always a well-trained pilot.

Another passenger told Koco 5 of Oklahoma City that she had been on the flight with her husband and their three children.

She said the plane was over water when she heard a “big explosion”.

“There was some smoke and then nothing.

A picture posted on Twitter by @smillerddd3

A picture posted on Twitter by @smillerddd3

“I saw parts flapping in the wind because it was right outside my window.”

She said the plane – which landed at 9.40am on Saturday local time – began to shake, descend rapidly and oxygen masks fell.

“I held my kids, and one was freaking out, crying. And so, we’re trying to hold his hand and singing and praying a lot,” she said.

NTSB investigating incident involving a Southwest Airline fight that experienced uncontained engine failure, diverted to Pensacola Int’l.

“It wasn’t until after I got on the ground that I got emotional.”

The plane was steadied before one of the pilots told passengers that one of the engines had been lost.

The woman praised the crew for their professionalism and added that “it was thanks to the pilot that we’re all alive”.

Sky News

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